Well, not all of them are odd, but certainly there were some on a recent walk.
This was the first one. Why had someone chiseled 3 holes into this tree trunk? It was done by humans, not animals; I know pileated woodpeckers peck rectangular holes, but they aren’t quite as rectangular and smooth-sided as this. And it looked like it was a few years old, and dug in rather than being a simple blaze.
But here’s the other thing—the tree originally caught my eye because it was so obviously 2 trees nestled together; the trunks stood out because they were differently coloured.
Except they weren’t. Higher up, they were clearly joined, and in fact the split doesn’t go through to the other side of the tree.
This burned out stump wasn’t an oddity, particularly, but the hole was like an eye to the rest of the forest.
Another oddity. When trees fall over I’m not used to seeing the end with the roots suspended fifteen feet up. (It had fallen into the space between two other trees and jammed fairly high off the ground, and the weight of the crown had pulled the root ball into the air.)
And this isn’t an oddity at all, just some nice fungus.
And a detail, because I can.